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Sensitize © Tobacco Tax Petition on the Downing Street site.

Postby upstate » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:54 pm

We, the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to end the tax / VAT of tobacco on the
grounds that it's hypocritical to make money from a product that kills thousands of
people and has a government health warning.

Show your commitment to the public's health by deed as well as word, please.


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to sign our petition
Deadline - 09 February 2008

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Re: Sensitize © Tobacco Tax Petition on the Downing Street s

Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:54 am

I nearly died laughing when I read this and caught the news headlines the other day:-

Jonathan Brown for The Independent on Friday, 30 May 2008 wrote:Smoking? It's seriously good for the Treasury, Macmillan told Eden

Puffing away on his briar, Harold Macmillan appeared every inch the avuncular, dependable politician of the age. Indeed, from Winston Churchill to Harold Wilson, smoking, whether it be cigar or pipe (though rarely cigarette) was seen as an invaluable prop for leading political figures emerging into the television era.


So when, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, "Supermac" was asked by senior colleagues whether it was time the British public should be the target of a hard-hitting campaign warning about the iniquities of nicotine, it was perhaps inevitable he was willing to downplay the threat.

According to formerly classified government records released today by the National Archives, in 1956 Macmillan dismissed the health risks posed by smoking as "negligible, compared with the risk of crossing a street".

Source = http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 36762.html
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